Dr. Stecina obtained a BSc degree in biology and chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte while playing National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) Division 1 basketball. Then she studied neuroscience and obtained her PhD from the University of Manitoba in 2006. She trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Goteborg University in Sweden, and later at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark until 2014; when she started her independent lab at the University of Manitoba.
She has in-depth experience with systems physiology approaches to study sensory-motor integration and spinal neural networks. She has worked on the neural control of motor function by using various rodent models. Together with colleagues in the Spinal Cord Research Centre, she has established a human spinal cord injury research facility for improving health, balance, and motor control. This new facility aims to translate basic science concepts and map human spinal neural networks for developing new rehabilitation strategies after spinal cord injury.
- PhD, Physiology, University of Manitoba (2006)
- Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (1998)
- Trainee/Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award to K. Armstrong, Society for Neuroscience, USA (2020)
- Trainee/"Will-to-Win" Studentship to K. Armstrong. - The University of Manitoba (2018)
- Trainee/Undergraduate Research Award to S. Basnayake, University of Manitoba (2017)
- Trainee/Research Manitoba Master's Studentship to P.K. Bhullar. -Manitoba Health Research Council (2016)
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